House of the Tragic Poet

Local nameCasa del Poeto Tragico
LocationCastellammare di Stabia, Italy

The House of the Tragic Poet is a Roman house in Pompeii, Italy dating to the 2nd century BCE. The house is famous for its elaborate mosaic floors and frescoes depicting scenes from Greek mythology.

Discovered in November 1824 by the archaeologist Antonio Bonucci, the House of the Tragic Poet has interested scholars and writers for generations. Although the size of the house itself is in no way remarkable, its interior decorations are not only numerous but of the highest quality among other frescoes and mosaics from ancient Pompeii. Because of the mismatch between the size of the house and the quality of its decoration, much has been wondered about the lives of the homeowners. Unfortunately, little is known about the family members, who were likely killed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD.

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Opening hours

Pompei Archaeological Site:
April - October:
Daily: 8:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Last entrance: 6 p.m.

November - March:
Daily: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Last entrance: 3:30 p.m.

Closed on Dec 25 and Jan 1.

Admission

Pompeii only (1 day):
Full: €13
Concessions: € 7.50
Free for EU citizens under 18.

More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_the_Tragic_Poet

Official website http://pompeiisites.org/

Email pompei.info@beniculturali.it

Phone +39 081 8575111

Address (Unnamed Road), 80045, Italy

Coordinates 40°45'2.419" N 14°29'1.73" E

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